IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA FRESNO DIVISION
August 11, 2009
BYRON FAIRBANKS, PLAINTIFF,
KEN CLARK, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable B. Lynn Winmill Chief U. S. District Judge
Previously, the Court referred this case to a United States Magistrate Judge to consider all pretrial motions and matters. However, upon a review of this case, it appears that Plaintiff has failed to respond to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss, even though it has been pending for more than six months. There is nothing in the record indicating that Plaintiff wishes to continue to pursue this case (it appears that he has been released from prison). As a result, the Court shall withdraw the reference to the United States Magistrate Judge, dismiss this case for lack of prosecution, deem Defendants' Motion to Dismiss moot, and enter judgment.
NOW THEREFORE IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:
A. The reference of this case to a United States Magistrate Judge to consider all pretrial motions and matters (Docket No. 18) is WITHDRAWN;
B. Plaintiff's case is DISMISSED without prejudice for failure to prosecute; and
C. Defendants' Motion to Dismiss (Docket No. 15) is MOOT.
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